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Outdoor DIY Decor That Takes 30 Minutes (or Less!)

Ellysa Chenery Ellysa Chenery
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Jazzing up your garden doesn't have to take a long time, or a lot of money. Outdoor spaces can benefit from little details that add style, personality, and even function. What better way to add that personality than with DIY projects? With a can of paint, or some fabric, or a few glass containers, you can make a big difference in your garden, balcony, terrace, or house exterior. 

We've collected some of the best outdoor DIY projects, none of which will take you more than 30 minutes to complete. 

1. There's lots you can do with garden containers to spruce them up. These are hand-painted, but they also remind us of mosaic art, which you could easily make into a planter.

 Household by homify

Cube planters – turquoise, and blues


2. Adding a stylish mailbox, or painting yours a right new colour, is a great way to add personality to the front of your home.

3. Embellish your beds with shiny decor. These look purchased, but with tin foil, paint, and dowels or metal rods, you can achieve the same look for less.

4. Your house numbers could do with an update, or you could even add in a nameplate, with your last name etched in wood or other materials.

 Household by Betoniu GmbH
Betoniu GmbH

Concrete numbers and letters

Betoniu GmbH

5. If you have some plain painters, add some paint in funky patterns to spruce them up.

 Household by Dust

Ail + El Concrete Planters


6. Use unique objects as planters. Succulents in particular will grow in all kinds of objects, even shallow ones.

7. You can use wallpaper patterns or stencils outside to make garden walls more interesting. In the winter, this look is indispensable.

8. Small glass containers are perfect to hold little flowers or dried plants. Hand them up for even more fun.

 Household by Bubi collage
Bubi collage


Bubi collage

9. Re-upholstering your outdoor furniture and pillows can add new patterns to the space, and increase the life of the furniture.

 Garden  by Lothian Design
Lothian Design

Made to measure cushions

Lothian Design

10. Don't forget to string up a few lights to give your space a romantic atmosphere.

modern Garden by Smarta

Millbrook House


Not sure what to do with your blank slate yard? Check out these two sad gardens that got lush makeovers!

modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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